Monday, May 26, 2014

Wow! What a Weekend!

     Do you ever have weekends that you look back on Sunday night and think “Did I do anything besides watch TV?” I love lazy weekends where we have nothing on the schedule but to just hang around the house. Our weekends are usually pretty quiet but filled with tasks around the house and grocery shopping but this weekend was nowhere near that! I’m thinking I might need a couple of extra days in my weekend to recover from my weekend!

Friday morning I made an offer to buy a house in town and they accepted! So hopefully within the next 4-6 weeks, we will be living in the thriving metropolis of Saint Jo, Texas! Of course, there’s a lot of work to do between now and then but the excitement will hopefully keep us focused on the prize!

Friday evening one of my nephews was getting married to his high school sweetheart after seven years of dating. The wedding was outside at a beautiful location outside of Celina, Texas called Chandler’s Gardens. As beautiful as the surroundings were, they could not compete with the commitment these two “kids” have for each other. A passerby could have seen their love but not only could they see it, they could hear it in their words to each other. After saying their traditional vows, they spoke their own vows. They spoke of the seven years they had spent together from when Curry was a freshman and Katy a senior. He wasn’t even able to drive to their first prom! Even after their years of being apart due to school and college, they never lost sight of each other! More important than their commitment to each other, they spoke of their love for Jesus Christ! It’s not often you hear people speak of their love for God especially in a wedding ceremony! I cried through the whole thing – not only because it was my nephew getting married but because of the amazing love they share for God!

Bobby & his cousin, Kaili were junior attendants

Curry's face was priceless when he saw Katy at the end of the aisle!

Playing with the boys - it looks like Bobby & Asher are talking
I got to meet my first great nephew at the weekend! He’s 7 months old but lives outside of Houston, more than 6 hours away. I’ve watched him grow through pictures but there is nothing like seeing and holding him for real! That boy is so precious and gave me the biggest smiles! I pray that even though we saw each other for such a short time, he will continue to feel my love for him no matter what! Saturday, we spent some more time with the family eating lunch and hanging out.

      The rest of the day Saturday, I spent working on the finishing touches of our laminate flooring we have been putting down. The kitchen was finished except for reinstalling the baseboards and quarter rounds. The master bedroom has two doors that open to the outside where I’m putting laminate flooring. It’s amazing to me that a smaller area like these can cause such difficulty but at least it’s almost finished!
One of the finished floor in the master bedroom
Sunday morning we went to church where I was teaching the Children’s Theater. This is always a special time for me where I get to bring the Word of God to children from kindergarten to third grade. The lessons are written out for the teacher and all I have to do is press play for each of the chapters on the DVD. But getting to see the kids learn about God and how His Word works in their lives is a blessing for me! It’s hard to miss out on the full worship service but knowing I’m making it possible for parents to actually hear what the message is in the service is wonderful! I only miss the service every 6-8 weeks and that’s worth the sacrifice! 

So, here we are on Monday, Memorial Day, May 26, 2014. Bobby and I are home for the day. The laundry is finished and put away. I’m working on the flooring while Bobby chills watching TV and playing with Star Wars Legos! Sometimes while I’m working I like to listen to podcasts from Dave Ramsey and let him inspire me on to staying debt free.